Eldine Chilembo is a Maritime professional advocating for Women empowerment within the industry. With over five years of experience in the sector, Eldine is currently a training officer for Sonatide Marine ltd.  She focuses on developing the skills and abilities of young  apprentice officers through counselling and mentorship to successful completion of their cadet program. Eld20140507_135701ine is a member of the Nautical Institute and has been featured  in several publications, including SEAWAYS (2011), SA MARITIME YEAR BOOK (2012) and the NAVIGATOR (2013). She is an active member of the Angolan Women’s Maritime Association as well as Women in Maritime Africa (WIMA). On completion of the MWF, Eldine plans to continue encouraging more women to take up leadership roles with a focus on advocacy for women’s rights and equal opportunity. She continues to work on establishing the Women International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) in Angola.